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Poughkeepsie, NY

We are open! Vertical Life reservations are no longer required for Members or climbers purchasing Day Passes.

* For new climbers, families with children, climbers with little experience or climbers who DO NOT know how to belay or know what belaying is, call us at (845) 462-1920 to book a time to work with an instructor

* For members and experienced climbers (climbers 14 years and over who plan to boulder or know how to tie a figure eight follow-through knot and properly use a GriGri) who do not need a staff instructor, come on in!

If you are uncertain what option is best for you, please call us at (845) 462-1920 and we would be happy to provide recommendations!

Your safety is important to us! Here are our COVID specific protocols:

Our facility is cleaned frequently with additional disinfecting of high touchpoint areas throughout each day

Masks are required for all non-vaccinated individuals at all times whilst in the building. The CDC defines an individual as fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose series, such as the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.

Social distancing is in effect whilst climbing. Climbers are required to keep 1 empty rope station between them and other parties and should maintain 6' of of distance from others when on the bouldering walls. Climbers who are not from the same household are asked to maintain 6 feet of distance from other climbers throughout the facility.

Hand sanitizers are placed throughout the gym. You must wash or sanitize your hands before and after climbing and we encourage frequent use whilst climbing.

The water fountain is closed. Climbers may bring their own water bottle or purchase bottled water at the front desk.

Liquid chalk is currently allowed and is highly encouraged


At a Glance

  • Memberships, Day Rates, Adult & Kids' Classes, Youth Climbing Teams, Birthdays, Corporate Events and much more!!
  • More Than 13,000 sqft of Climbing
  • Walls Up To 40 Feet High
  • 65 Top Rope Stations
  • 14 Lead Only Stations
  • 10M Speed Wall
  • 2 Extensive Bouldering Areas Including a Cave & Top Out Boulder
  • Stem Chimney
  • Huge Lead Arch
  • 2 Cracks
  • Auto Belays
  • Campus & Fingerboard Training System
  • LED Moonboard
  • Rogue Fitness Rig, Cardio & Weight Training
  • Retail Shop
  • Party Room
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge & Wifi

Gift Cards

Give the gift of climbing!

Click the link above to purchase a gift card online!


One-hour Staff Belays and Group Programs

  • Please call us at 845-462-1920 if you want to reserve an instructor-led program
  • One hour staff-led climbing sessions are available for groups of up to 4 people
  • We also offer 1.5 hour staff-led climbing sessions for groups of 5 or more


Sign the kids up for a summer of fun!

Enrollment is open for Summer Rocks, the Hudson Valley's most exciting summer camp!

Sign up for May 31st and save $40!

Click on our calendar for more info.